Welcome OWH Blog Hoppers! (RAK!)

Hi…welcome to my little stop on this amazing bloghop! For those of you arriving from Kristen’s blog “KAH-Wink-E-Dink Digi Stamps,” welcome and I hope you took some time to look around — she has some adorable digital stamps and VERY cute cards!  If you’re stumbling onto the hop right now, you might want to start at  http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org to see all the great blogs! 

I have said it before, but I will say it again — I am absolutely thrilled to do my small part for such an amazing organization — Operation Write Home’s mission is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.   I am an avid card maker and I always have more than I can use for family and friends.  I love to check out the website and the blogs  (www.operationwritehome.org) – please take the time to check it out — the soldiers that the cards go to are so grateful and it definitely inspires me to jump into action to do whatever I can for these men and women serving our country!

And, if you ARE inspired, please consider making cards (or having your craft group, school class, or scout troop make cards!). Volunteering for this organization is easy — you can do it whenever you like and you can wear your jammies!  There are only a few basic rules for cardmaking for OWH — no glitter (it can make soldiers visible at night), the best size that allows the most cards into a box is 4.25″ x 5.5″,  general card themes (I love you, hello, miss you) are best, and cards must be handmade.  You can find where to ship the cards — it can be as few as one — on the website.

We were asked to make a card using red, white, and blue to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend and Operation Write Home. This card is from scraps, which, really is my favorite kind of card…and the star is from a swap that I participated in (and it’s shiny, but NOT made of glitter, so it works!).   I am a simple gal, but I hope this card expresses the appreciation I feel for those serving for our country.  Here is another version…
On to the really good stuff…If you’d like to be entered to receive a surprise envelope of goodies from me (I can tell you that it will include ribbon, die cuts, paper, and some other crafty goodness), please leave a comment below. (If you are NOT a blogger, please provide your email address like this: name at server dot com and then I can contact you if you win! If you’re a blogger I can click on your name and leave you the news on your blog!).

Enough about me!  After you leave your comment, hop on over to JenMarie! Her cards are AMAZING and her stamping is really cool!  Click here to keep hopping — http://taylormadebyjenmarie.blogspot.com/2010/05/memorial-day-owh-hop-giveaway.html

 Thanks for visiting!


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55 responses to “Welcome OWH Blog Hoppers! (RAK!)

  1. I really like the star on your card! I prefer simple designs too. Great job!!

  2. carisa

    very cute cards! i feel the same way, i love this craft and have MORE than enough, what better way to show our appreciationg for ALL they do than to send our little cards for them to send home. 🙂

  3. I love your glitzy star! Great card, and great write up of information on your post! I loved making cards for the troops this month (it was my first time). I will definitely be donating periodically throughout the year.
    Thank you for the sweet comments about my blog too! That was really sweet of you!

    xxx Happy Memorial Weekend! xxx

  4. Oh I love the star and what a great idea to give a card some shine. I think simple cards can be the prettiest. That’s why all mine are simple! 😉

  5. Super sweet cards! Aren’t scraps the best? That star sure is fun too!

  6. Beautiful cards and what a great way to add shimmer without using sparkle, thanks so much for the wonderful idea!!!

  7. Linda

    Nice cards. I, too, tend to do simple, easy cards. Thanks for Hopping.

  8. I love these papers and the holographic stars. Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges! PS did you see the image up today for someone to win? It is in the first post.
    Have a blessed day 🙂

  9. Wonderful happy cards. Love the shiney stars. They are sure to bring smiles.
    Happy Memorial Day.

  10. Super cute cards! I love using up my scraps, too!

  11. thank you for supporting OWH!

  12. Rhonda Miller

    Great cards. I love the stars you’ve used. TFS.

  13. Lovely cards…I really like the Clean and Simple look.


  14. Great cards – I love sparkly things and that’s the perfect way to add sparkle! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

  15. Your sparkly scrap cards are just awesome! Perfect elements together, I just love them.

  16. Great Cards! love those shiny stars 🙂

    Fellow OWHomer

  17. Darling cards, Amy! I love your papers….perfect for the occasion!!!

    Happy hopping!

  18. Erin Sim

    Those prismatic stars are a great alternative to the dreaded glitter… sparkle without the scatter factor! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Very cute cards, I’ve been at this all day (well except for running out to the grocery store) and I’ve only dented the blog hop of 148 blogs.
    God bless you,

  20. Absolutely love these cards! Great use of scraps. Thanks for the chance at your blog candy.

  21. Paula S.

    Love the star! That’s a great way to add “bling” without using that glitter I always crave. Thanks for the inspiration and idea!

  22. love these cards and the sparkly (is that a word?) stars!!! thanks for a chance to win some blog candy!!

  23. Martha

    Don’t you just love holographic paper? Shine and bling without bumps that don’t go through the mail very well, lol. Nice job!
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

  24. Love your cards- and adore those stars! Thank you for the candy opp!

  25. Your card is cute. Love your star. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Cindy F

    Great card. Thanks for sharing.

  27. jackie

    Absolutely awesome cards, love the package look. I love making, getting vintage looking cards, and yours are cute. Sign me up who doesn’t love alittle blog candy.
    Jackie, http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com

  28. Cathy C.

    Great cards! You gotta love the bling without the mess,right? Have a great weekend!

  29. Beautiful cards. I like the shiny stars.

  30. Dixie

    I need some of that blue and white paper. I love it! Thanks for posting on the hop and sharing your pretty card with us!

  31. NEAT!! Love your scrap cards!!!

  32. Cute cards…..that star looks like fun!!
    Thank you Jennifer

  33. Holly

    Look at those dazzling stars–what a great way to add sparkle!

  34. Great cards! I love the shiny star. Great way to add some sparkle with out using glitter.

  35. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us in this week’s Stamp Simply “Flying High and Proud” color challenge!

  36. Rufus

    Perfect CAS card. Love the glitzy, but not glittery star! Thanks for your support of our Heroes and OWH.
    rufus704 AT yahoo DOT com

  37. Love that sparkly star! Thank you for participating in OWH!

  38. Hi Fellow Fiskateer! I love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  39. DianeL

    What fascinating card creations. I’ve just learned about OWH today and have to tell you, it makes me proud to be an American stamper. You gals are doing an awesome job.

  40. WOW! Great idea to use that fabulous shiny star! Staying away from glitter is a hard thing for me to do all the time! Thanks for your inspiration and idea for adding something sparkly as a substitute! I love your card. Happy weekend to you!

  41. Thanks for sharing your cute cards! Hope you are having a beautiful holiday weekend! :o)

  42. Kim

    Love your card. I love the star embellishment.

  43. Those cards will make someone very happy 🙂 Well done!

  44. wendy

    I’ve been making cards for OWH since I discovered them during the blog hop last year! Thanks for the inspiration!

  45. Great idea to incorporate sparkle without using glitter!!

  46. cute card! thanks for sharing.

  47. Theresa Pollack

    Great Cards. TFS

  48. Carmen Lucero

    I just wanted to thank you for making such great cards for the troops! Beautiful cards, love the star!

    cal8007 at aol dot com

  49. Carmen Lucero

    I have a wheel and I love the new spacers so I can add an additional stamp! Your cards are great!

    cal8007 at aol dot com

  50. cut n paste

    Loving your paper combination!!! Cards are really cute!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

  51. I love that you used scraps to make your cards. I love using what I have on hand. Thanks for hopping.

  52. I know I’m late but the hop was so long I’m still getting through it all! I make lots of cards from scraps too… and I love bling. 🙂 Your cards are very sweet.

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